We kicked off November, appropriately enough, with a focus on saints: Joe Simmons reflected on the (newly canonized) Kateri Tekakwitha, wondering how good we are at recognizing miracles; and Vinny Marchionni was ready to call for instant canonization — santo subito! — for celebrities serious about their faith, and also encountered the communion of saints on Facebook, of all places.
Our prayers also go out to all those suffering in the aftermath of Sandy’s landfall on the East Coast. Along with that prayer, Paddy Gilger also found something beautiful, and worth watching, in this online map of the wind.
Tim O’Brien got fascinated by a Gospel-in-seven-words challenge from the folks at The Christian Century, and it led him to what he considers Jesus’ own entry — even if he did use a whole ten words.
This week’s You Can’t Take It With You bids goodbye, among others, to the guy who discovered Bob Marley — but didn’t recognize his real talent — and the Detroit Tigers 2012 season, with their World Series loss. In much more hopeful sports news, Joe Hoover stumbled across a few minutes of real talk about spirituality on ESPN.
And making all of us who grew up in the 80’s feel like kids again, Jeff Sullivan celebrated Halloween by taking a grown-up look at “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!”
With prayers for wisdom, discernment, patience, and perseverance for the upcoming election — we’ll see you back here, next Week in Review.